HMS Sondra (FY 345)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||25 Aug 1937|
Completed in October 1937.
Returned to owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Sondra (FY 345)
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|1||T/Lt. Francis Nicholas Hage Hayes, RNVR||12 Feb 1942||14 Jul 1942|
|2||T/Lt. William Percival Hart, RNR||14 Jul 1942||mid 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Leonard Charles Nunn, SSRNVR||mid 1943||early 1944|
|4||T/Lt. John Wilson Murray, RNVR||early 1944||late 1944|
|5||T/S.Lt. Benjamin Frank Duming van Niekerk, SANF(V)||late 1944||Mar 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Wilfred Charlton Reid, SANF(V)||Mar 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Sondra include:
4 Mar 1943
HMS Sondra (T/Lt. W.P. Hart, RNR) picks up 45 survivors from the British steam merchant Sheaf Crown that was torpedoed and damaged by the German U-boat U-160 east-north-east of East London in position 31°49'N, 31°11'E.
- File 2.12.03.6413 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)